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which one 2012 or 2014 - 242 Limited S

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by xtremesport, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. xtremesport

    xtremesport New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Crownline
    Year:
    1999
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    26
    Looking at getting my first Yamaha 242 Limited S, coming from a Crownline 266BR. Looking forward to a more agile boat for watersports and one without outdrive for the kids. I have found two for sale at dealers (somewhat locally).

    1. 2012 - 242 limited S with only 3.6 - divorce sale. Use for 3 time in 2013 and once in 2014. Then has sat indoors winterized. Basically new
    OR.....
    2. 2014 - 242 limited S with 118 hours. 1 owner traded in on newer Yamaha. Appears to be on good shape.

    Both are list at the same price and color (Black). So two years newer or less hours? Were there many advancements or upgrades on the 2014 that the 2012 wouldn't have.
     
  2. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    2,229
    Location:
    Chapin, SC
    Ratings:
    +2,677 / 19
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Welcome to the site. Not much, if anything changed between those years. The interior and exterior of the 2012 is bound to be in better condition but sitting for that long could lead to issues with the fuel, fuel injectors, etc. The 2014 is still low hours. Water test them and carfully visually inspect them both before buying.

    Good luck.
     
  3. kent426

    kent426 Active Member

    Messages:
    16
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    the 2012 sitting that long, I am sure had no maintenance, you would want to get the hose adapter and fire the engine and see if it smokes. I would buy the new boat.
     
  4. Jameson Clark

    Jameson Clark Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    Duncan, SC
    Ratings:
    +170 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    I would lean towards the 14. "Lot rot" is a real thing for cars and boats and you would be amazed at how many things can fail from NOT getting used. I have had my own boat since I was 19 and they get used pretty much every weekend and I put loads of hours on them. But, I rarely have any issues at all that I have always contributed to maintenance and not letting them sit and not get used/run.

    I would personally be scared of a 6 year old boat with 3 hours on it but if you are willing to check it over extremely well, it may turn out out to be great for you!
     
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  5. djetok

    djetok Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    934
    Location:
    Edmond, ok
    Ratings:
    +924 / 13
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    21
    What part of the country are you in? Winterize down south for me is. Take all of our stuff out put damp rid in, Fresh cab, and at low rpm blow the water out of the jets while removing from the lake.
    Were they fogged ? Battery on a tender? greased on areas? Obviously sitting for 6 years the tires would be bad. you would want to look at the engines for leaks, since the seals could dry out.
     
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